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Frederick Foster

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Frederick Foster (1840-1893)

1840 Born in Hoxton[1]

c.1870 Frederick married Rosetta daughter of Samson Barnett

1871 Frederick Foster 30, mechanical engineer, living in Islington with his father-in-law, and Rosetta Barnett 26[2]

1881 Frederick Foster 40, mechanical engineer (E&M), lived in Islington with Rosetta Foster 36, Mabel R.H. Foster 5, Elenor E. Foster 3, Beatrice A. Foster 2[3]

1891 Mineral water and submarine engineer, lived in Islington with Mabel R H Foster 15, Eleanor E Foster 10, Beatrice A Foster 11, Flora G Foster 8[4]


1893 Obituary [5]

FREDERICK FOSTER was born in 1840.

In 1855 he entered the drawing office and workshops in the hot-water and engineering works of Mr. J. W. Smith, Finsbury, London; and thence went to the railway-signal and gas engineering works of Messrs. Stevens and Son, Southwark.

In 1860 he became engineering manager to Messrs. Scott and Co., engineers and brass founders, Whitechapel; and in 1863, having purchased their brass foundry, he carried on this portion of the business on his own account.

In 1868 he became manager to Mr. Sampson Barnett, Hoxton, with whom in 1870 he entered into partnership in the firm of Messrs. Barnett and Foster; and he devoted his attention to the improvement of aerated-water machinery.

On Mr. Barnett's retirement in 1884, he became sole proprietor of the business; and was associated with Mr. Codd in the manufacture and introduction of their peculiar bottles bearing that name.

His death took place at his residence in Holloway on 4th March 1893, at the ago of fifty-three.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1886.


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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 census
  2. 1871 census
  3. 1881 census
  4. 1891 census
  5. 1893 Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Obituaries